Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Episode Eighty Nine

This week, the boys discuss lacrosse, Lost, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, representing yourself in court with both good and bad results, Modern Family, The Office, 30 Rock, Community, 30 Rock again and of course Glee.

Next up they get into the d-bags. From religion to politics and back to court, they are in rare form and actually ask for someone to clarify a few things.

After some great listener feedback, Chris remember a few more things he needed to rant about. Mostly Chickens needing immigration papers in Arizona or something.

Music this week is from:

Boom Crash Opera - "Where There's a Will"

Psychefunkapus - "Jesus Crispies"

Nine Inch Nails - "The Perfect Drug"

Megadeth - "Paranoid"

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Episode Eighty Eight: “They made it for him special. It's an eighty-eight Magnum.” (Enhanced)

Episode Eighty Eight: “They made it for him special. It's an eighty-eight Magnum.” (Enhanced)

Welcome to another episode of Are You Serious? This week is a light show, since not too many shows were new that we usually report on. What we could talk about was Star Wars: Clone Wars “The Zillo Beast Strikes Back,” Glee, “Hell-O,” and a few other shows. We recorded a day early this week, but The Big Bang Theory was a repeat as well so it didn’t really matter.

In our second segment, we discuss Kick-Ass. First the movie itself is reviewed and then all the trumped up controversy surrounding the eleven year old stone old killer of a character, Hit-Girl. Some people have said that she is sexualized given her costume. Some say that no child should talk or act like that in any kind of movie. We take those criticisms on in our review.

Next segment we talk about some weird and interesting news stories. Sarah Palin, and how she doesn’t think experience is necessary, (go figure,) how Ronald Regan would most likely not be the patron saint of the GOP if he were alive today. Exactly how close we came to nuclear annihilation in 1995, and a girl that suffered nerve damage from he Wii and is now sexually aroused by the slightest vibration. Seriously.

We wrap the show up with a question posed in the forums about smoking bans and how they might affect businesses when they go into effect. Frank has never smoked and Chris smoked for 14 years and quit 2 and one half years ago, so there are some different viewpoints thrown around.

Music this week is from:

The Pretty Reckless – “Make Me Want to Die”

The Hit Girls – “Bad Reputation”

Type O Negative – “Summer Breeze”

Bear McCreary – “Kara Remembers”

Leonard Cohen – “Everybody Knows”

Concrete Blonde – “Everybody Knows”

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Episode Eighty Seven

Koh-to-ya, everyone. This week we talk Clone Wars, the Pope, Sarah Palin, what might happen at the idiot convention on Boston Common the next day (nothing happened,) conservative radio and a lot of other nonsense subjects.

About halfway through the show, my girls make a surprise appearance. They don't say anything, but they were in the room!

Music this week is from:

Leonard Cohen and Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

P!nk - "Stupid Girls"

The Meat Puppets - "Armed and Stupid"

Scatterbrain - "I'm with Stupid"

Thanks for the feedback, it generated some good conversation. We'll be back next week with another show!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Episode Eighty Six

Episode Eighty Six: "If his parents hadn't eighty-sixed him, you two might've been bunkies at prep school!"

This week, only a few shows were not re-runs (or encore presentations as they seem to be called now,) so we talk about a random assortment of things. Modern Family was new as was Clone Wars and V, and those episodes are discussed.

After the break, we talk about weird (for us) shows like Undercover Boss, Celebrity Apprentice, Project Runway and other reality shows that we claim we don't watch.

After that, we move around from topic to topic, not getting too political this episode, but just political enough.

After a while, we realize we filled a whole show that we had no real topics for and we call it a night.

Music this week is from:

Whale - "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"

Black Sabbath - "Symptom of the Universe"

Def Leppard - "Rock Rock (Till You Drop)"

Jimmi Hendrix - "Lullaby for Summer"

Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Episode Eighty Five: "What's this "eighty-five" thing?" (Enhanced)

This episode of Are You Serious was recorded with Garageband. Hopefully it sounds better, and you can expect tweaks to the sound in the coming weeks. This version of the show is enhanced. We will release a non-enhanced version shortly.This week, Chris and Frank discuss April Fools Day on Community, Date Night on the Office, whatever the hell happened on Lost, how exactly a ship that small can have a cloaking device on Clone Wars, the Pawnee catalog on Parks and Recreation, why Floyd came back to New York city on 30 Rock and how making cupcakes on your own is better on Modern Family.

Later in the show, they discuss threats made over XBOX Live, how if you are not cooperating to begin with, you can't threaten to not cooperate from now on, Michael Steele's penchant for allowing misuse of politically raised funds, why the violence stemming from the passage of health care is a problem and why it needs to stop.

A listener pointed out the next topic for discussion. It has to do with the top theater chains and 3D ticket prices. Some theaters are raising prices only on 3D movies. Can the industry justify those increases and will people still pay what they are asking? Of course they will, but it doesn't mean they aren't douche-bags for doing it.

Last, we talk a little about a local right-wing radio station and the coverage they are giving the death of a local girl, Phoebe Prince. Phoebe was relentlessly bullied to the point she took her own life. Now, since the right can't complain about health care, they have zeroed in on this girl's tragic story. Some of the things said by the radio hosts are downright crazy. The topic of bullying is explored.

Music this week is from: Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows" and "Is This What You Wanted"

Mötley Crüe - "Shout at the Devil"

Bad Religion - "It's Reciprocal"

Lady Gaga - "Telephone"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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